Henry Schwarz is Professor of English at Georgetown University, where he was Director of the Program on Justice and Peace from 1999- 2007. His books include Writing Cultural History in Colonial and Postcolonial India (1997), and Constructing the Criminal Tribe in Colonial India: Acting Like a Thief (2010), and co-edited volumes Reading the Shape of the World: Toward an International Cultural Studies (1996) and A Companion to Postcolonial Studies (2000). He has produced four documentary films on underclass culture in India, including “Mahasweta Devi: Witness, Advocate, Writer” (2001) and “Please Don’t Beat Me, Sir!” (2011) with Shashwati Talukdar and P. Kerim Freidman. He is co-General Editor of the Wiley Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies (2016). His areas of specialization include literary theory, cultural studies, South Asia regional studies and comparative literature. Current research and writing bring him increasingly closer to human rights, indigenous people, and creative practices of social change.